When you pre-plan a funeral, you'll have to make many personal, important decisions about your funeral home, cemetery, burial plot, and funeral ceremony. One of the biggest decisions that you'll make is whether to choose traditional burial services, or opt for cremation services. Here are some tips for pre-planning a funeral that includes cremation services.
Pick a Funeral Home that Offers Cremation and Funeral Pre-Planning
You should look for a funeral home that also has an on-site crematorium, as their services might be less expensive and more varied. When you visit potential funeral homes, ask the funeral home's director about their funeral pre-planning process, and precisely which memorial, funeral, and cremation services they offer.
Choose Your Cremation Services
Much like with a traditional burial service at a cemetery, you have a choice between different types of cremation services. You can choose to have a viewing or funeral ceremony prior to cremation, or hold a memorial service after cremation. You can also hold a burial service at the time that the cremated remains are entombed in a burial plot or columbarium. The cremation services that you choose will depend primarily upon how you want the funeral home to handle the cremated remains.
Determine Which Cremation Products You'll Need for Remains
Before you determine which cremation products you'll need, you'll want to decide how to handle your cremated remains. Most funeral homes that have on-site crematoriums offer a range of cremation products depending upon whether the cremains will be buried in a burial plot, scattered, part of a green burial service, entombed in a memorial park, or kept by family members. You can consider biodegradable urns, memorial urns, or cremation jewelry.
If you're interested in learning more about pre-planning a funeral that includes cremation services near San Mateo, come see us at Skylawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park. We offer a variety of cremation services that can be modified depending upon cultural or religious preferences. To learn more about pre-planning a funeral and cremation services at our funeral home and crematorium, call us today at (650) 349-4411.